status: Exempt                                              reports to: Assistant CFO       
location: Salinas                                           days/shifts:  M-F, 8-5    
Wage Range: 85K to 120K

CONTROLLER

Responsible for managing all accounting and corporate controllership functions, staff and the execution of company accounting policies & procedures conforming to GAAP and regulatory requirements. Responsible for accurate & timely consolidation of financial statements & reporting. Work within the Company’s management system on projects, planning, and execution.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (other duties may be assigned as needed):
  • Develops and enforces the company’s accounting policies and procedures.
  • High level understanding of the execution of the accounting department functions and processes, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Grower Accounting and Fixed Assets, in order to assist with process improvement and root cause analysis.
  • Lead projects to identify, analyze and implement appropriate systems and processes for financial controls.
  • Involvement in Capital Spending process, obtain lease financing and assess accounting treatment, align to Financial Planning strategy.
  • Manage the month end close process, and perform key functions including depreciation, accruals, and intercompany consolidations.
  • Tie metrics to financial reporting and assist in answering questions regarding the same.
  • Assist in coordination of the company financial modeling and forecast management functions.
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements, bank reports, and various detailed analysis reports.
  • Direct weekly cash disbursements and reporting of weekly cash flow to maintain balances within company guidelines and alerting upper management of any significant changes.
  • Coordinates the annual audit to produce a timely and efficient audit by the company’s independent auditors.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement accounting process changes and improvements based on audit findings and/or best business practices.
  • Organize and maintain corporate records and comply with record retention requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SAFETY/GMP/Misc (if applicable)
  • Adhere to GMP’s in accordance with company policy.
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum BS degree in accounting or similar concentration plus 5 years of practical experience
  • CPA certification desired
  • Must have well developed management and supervisory skills.
  • Highly skilled in the use and application of ERP computer systems, Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Knowledgeable in GAAP accounting rules

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
  • Literate in English.
  • Outstanding communication skills are required. Must be able to write business correspondence. Effectively present information (oral and written) and respond to questions from internal and external customers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
  • Ability to work mathematical concepts into everyday business situations.
  • Ability to reconcile outstanding balances with source data.
  • Ability to calculate variances and determine solutions.

REASONING ABILITY:
  • Prioritize accuracy and timeliness of transactions and reporting.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential. Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions. Interprets a variety of information and makes calculated decisions.
  • Solves practical problems and deals with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Highly responsible individual with strong personal discipline, commitment & accountability. Focused on achieving stated objectives.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage various methods of obtaining information across many customers and transactions. Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks.
  • Must display Leader Behaviors by staying strategically aligned, having impact and inspiring others.
  • Behaviors must align with the key corporate concepts of Integrity and Selflessness. Must demonstrate exceptional service to internal and external customers.
  • Transparent and honest communication to achieve alignment.
  • Be accepting of changes in department processes and procedures and embrace collaborative approaches designed to streamline workflow and improve accounting accuracy.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility in job assignments is essential.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Heavy use of computers, computer screens, phones, etc. are required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will be required to be on-site at the Company office in Salinas. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to air conditioning. The employee is also exposed to cold temperatures and heat when visiting plant processing and warehousing locations. The employee may visit plant locations where the use of chemical substances is present and used in the processing plant. Employees’ work is also subject to the pressures of time constraints and deadlines. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.



 

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) English  https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Spanish  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/fmlasp.pdf 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) English  https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppac.pdf
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Spanish  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/eppaspan.pdf
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/VETS/legacy/files/USERRA_Private.pdf

Department: Accounting & Finance
This is a management position
This is a full-time position

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